73a. Poa faberi var. faberi
法氏早熟禾(原变种) fa shi zao shu he (yuan bian zhong)
Poa linearis Trinius (1833), not Schumacher (1827); P. paucifolia Keng ex Shan Chen; P. prolixior Rendle.
Ligule (2–)3–6(–8) mm. Rachilla glabrous; lemma callus sometimes not webbed.
* Meadows among scattered thickets on slopes, grassy places on sunny slopes; 200–1200(–3000) m. Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan.
Type material at BM and K is heterogeneous. Three of the syntypes differ clearly from Poa sphondylodes by the very thin, soft stems and leaves, the uppermost leaf sheaths almost reaching the panicle, and the rather long panicle branches. Although the fourth syntype has the uppermost node in the lower 1/3 of the culm, it matches P. sphondylodes in being robust with thick, dense culms and leaf blades and a narrow, dense panicle. Moreover, some of them have an unwebbed callus.
The type of Poa paucifolia looks like normal P. faberi var. faberi. The protologue and syntypes of P. prolixior do not differ significantly from P. faberi.